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The Courtyard

Bar, Café, Tea Room
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2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
01799 522892
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than we thought.

Raining but this was a great refuge.Gob -smacked when the bill had 11.56 emblazoned across the top but turned out this was the time we ordered!!!!!!!.Good tea,coffee and tea-cake ,excellent service and the bill half what the time suggested!!!!!!!!!!!! Will re visit if we come back.P.S. On the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
geoffreybanwell
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Raining but this was a great refuge.Gob -smacked when the bill had 11.56 emblazoned across the top but turned out this was the time we ordered!!!!!!!.Good tea,coffee and tea-cake ,excellent service and the bill half what the time suggested!!!!!!!!!!!! Will re visit if we come back.P.S. On the black-board Rasperry was spelt thus rather than Raspberry.Guess the Americans have reached... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have previously visited this restaurant and have enjoyed the food, but have not been overly happy with the customer service of late since it has been taken over by Tiptree. Today was a lovely day in our town and there was a lot of people about, wanting something to eat I decided to pop in here for a quick... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I went in here today for a quick lunch. We wanted soup so didn't look at the menu. The stilton and brocalli soup was delisihious But we got a shock when we paid the bill as the cost was £10.50 that is a whopping £5.25 each bowl of soup. We have never paid this much for soup... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stopped here when it was raining, had to wait a while for a table as it was so busy, but the food was delicious and the afternoon tea was lovely.

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Cambridge
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a nice afternoon tea but when we went to pay the bill we found it was not itemised and the price seemed more than expected, we queried that but was told no it was correct. We went home and telephoned to query the price again and found we had been over charged £3.00 and was told we could... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I popped in here with a friend to have a hot drink and a bit of cake on a chilly day. We got a seat straightaway and ordered our drinks. The waitress then ignored us for ages before coming and taking the food order. They have cheese scones on the menu, these are my favourite thing. I ordered one, you... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

the cakes here recently feel to have gone down in quality, they have never been the best place for cakes but the chocolate cake I had although the icing was nice the main sponge didn't taste of much. Also, they sometimes forget about people sitting outside so we went in to order. There's also been confusion over wifi and where... More 

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Essex England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have stopped here twice during long distance cycle rides to recover and re-fuel. The food is lovely and the cakes mouth watering my favourite being carrot cake. Coffee is good quality. Friendly staff always polite and helpful. We are going to make this a regular stop when we are over that way from Harlow

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We sat outside in the courtyard as it was a nice day. As soon as we had reviewed the menu, the service was quick and friendly. We had a BLT each and the sandwiches were well filled and the granary bread was superbly soft - where do they find such bread. Would recommend this to everyone.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I live around a 10 minute walk from here, and so often meet friends or family for lunch there. There is an outdoor and indoor dining area. The indoor area is always clean and very well maintained. I note there have been a few bad reviews about the service. Whilst it can be slightly slow when they are busy, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: 01799 522892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?